Today, Vesta's water plant life vaguely resembles its distant relatives of earlier single celled life forms (called ryons). Our discovery team found that the water plant life in Vesta is unique in its impressive collection of plant shapes, dimensions, array of colors, and reproductive behaviors. The resemblance of Vesta's plant life to Earth's plant life is striking, yet, important differences remain noted.

The first signs of life on Vesta appear to have taken place 3.5 billion years ago off the northeastern shores of the continent of Anoba. Here, in the warm waters where the Sea of Madrone and the Manticore Ocean intersect, fossils have been found showing that early plant life consisted mainly of three important species, all descendants of the ryon cell: the Sion, theTeon, and the Paon.

In the next three pages, our scientist-explorers present convincing evidence of the evolution of the Sion, Teon and the Paon. These finding will take you to three kinds of biomes on planet Vesta. You will visit the salty regions of the Oceanic Shallow Rocky Waters, the Coral Reef-like Community, and the Kelp-like Forests of the heroic Sea of Madrone. Although each of these regions supports a vast array of life forms today, our team will only focus on telling the story of the early evolution of the three prehistoric species (Sion, Teon, and Paon) and limit our view to the three biomes stated above.



Joseph's Page on the Sion Species


Rosa's Page on the Teon Species


Katy's Page on the Paon Species



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